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Twentieth Sunday of the Year, Jeremiah 38: 4-6 & 8-10; Hebrews 12: 1-4; Luke 12: 49-53 (Year C)

John Travolta (CNS)

Fr Stephen Langridge has invited eight men who are considering the seminary to join a missionary team in preparation

Pope Pius XII  gave secret orders for the religious houses of the city to give sanctuary to Jewish people (CNS)

Piero Piperno was one of more than 4,200 Jews who in October 1943 were given sanctuary in the religious houses of the city

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Print Edition 16.8.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, Michael Coren says Pope Francis is playing with the media; Jill, Duchess of Hamilton believes the Bible’s secrets are still waiting to be discovered in the Holy Land; Tom Gallagher introduces Scotland’s new anti-Catholics; Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith interviews author Michael Arditti; and Mark Shea calls for […]

Audrey Assad: ‘God brings good out of evil in every life’

Musician Audrey Assad talks about her burgeoning career and her conversion to Catholicism

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi carry a protester injured during clashes with riot police and the army in Cairo (PA)

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Egypt

Pontiff prays for victims after violent crackdown in Cairo

Children walk along a street in the town of Ndele, Central African Republic (PA)

Carmelite Father Aurelio Gazzera says Islamists have “reserved bloodiest treatment for Catholic catechists”

A parish priest in Brooklyn, New York, sprinkles holy water on the casket of Bishop Octavio Cisneros (Photo: CNS)

Bishop of Meath, Ireland, clarifies that eulogies should never be part of a funeral Mass

Pope Francis receives a gift from Italy's Gianluigi Buffon, and Argentina's Lionel Messi at the Vatican (CNS)

Lionel Messi hails “one of the most special days of my life”

Lionel Messi leads delegation ahead of friendly match